a monkey and a panda and a donut

Halloween was low-key and fun this year. We did our traditional trick-or-treating with Meera on her block. Meera dressed up as a donut from her favorite local donut shop. Josephine and I collaborated on her (and Rose’s) panda costume and Tilly resurrected Josephine’s old monkey costume. (Sadly, Tilly recently started pronouncing “monkey” correctly. I had really been hoping she’d be a “mumpey” for Halloween.)

Tilly took a death-defying tumble off Meera’s front steps as we were leaving to trick-or-treat. Watching it, I thought perhaps we were headed to the hospital. But she shook it off and toddled off down the street. Instead of “trick-or-treat,” she preferred, “I want some!” Josephine and Meera were excellent Tilly escorts, stopping her from running into random people’s houses and trying to minimize her excessive doorbell ringing. And now there’s lots of candy for me to eat after the girls go to bed.

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